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Kirkman Gives us Three #1′s With Invincible #111

Invincible #111 is the first issue of a bold new direction, a startling new era, and stories for a new generation from Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead empire and up-for-anything artist Ryan Ottley. Suddenly infused with more gore and terror than a zombie apocalypse, Invincible takes a turn down the dark path of horror when Invincible is betrayed by one of his own.

“If The Walking Dead is the zombie movie that never ends, Invincible is the superhero movie that never ends. Like The Walking Dead, it takes a well-worn genre and puts a new spin on it, raising the stakes and treating things a little more seriously than they otherwise are,” said Kirkman. “With these new issues, starting with 111, we’re really going to be ramping up those elements of the series to their highest peak. I don’t think people are prepared for all the lines we’re going to cross… and not look back. This really is an exciting time to be an Invincible fan.”

Invincible #111 packs the punch of three #1 issues combined and is the perfect jumping on point for new readers, that will blow the minds of long-time Invincible fans.

Invincible #111 arrives in stores on 4/16 and will be available for $2.99.

Invincible #111 can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code FEB140476.

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Image Teases a Startling Invincible

With Image Expo coming up, I think we can expect to hear Skybound announce that their excellent super hero series Invincible will either relaunch with a new first issue or will have a clear point that’ll mark the next era of the series and keep the current numbering.

In a shorter summary, expect an announcement concerning Invincible soon.

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Kotaku – If A Batman Game Looked Like This, I Would Never Stop Playing – Beautiful.

The Daily Californian – Pixies frontman to release graphic novel involving porn – Um, ok then.

 

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Comic Vine – Alex + Ada #2

Talking Comics – Alex + Ada #2

Talking Comics – Avengers A.I. #7.INH

Comic Vine – Dead Body Road #1

Comic Vine – Invincible #107

Talking Comics – Justice League 3000 #1

CBR – Justice League 3000 #1

CBR – Marvel Knights: Hulk #1

Talking Comics – The Memory Collectors #1 & #2

Talking Comics – Mighty Avengers #4.INH

Comic Vine – Nightwing #26

Talking Comics – Uncanny X-Men #15.INH

Comic Vine – Unity #2

Image Comics Available on Google Play

Image Comics continues its mission to bring comics to readers around the world by announcing that Image Comics single issues and collections are available on Google Play!

Founded in 1992 by a group of best-selling comic creators—including Todd McFarlane, Erik Larsen, Jim Valentino, and Marc Silvestri—Image Comics’ legacy boasts numerous New York Times bestsellers and Eisner award-winning comics and graphic novels, including the zombie phenomenon The Walking Dead created by Image Comics partner Robert Kirkman, upon which the hit AMC TV series of the same name is based, the science-fiction epic Saga, and the pre-apocalyptic western East of West. These hit titles, along with more than 40 others for a grand total of over 500 releases, will be available to buy immediately for Google Play customers.

Image Comics is dedicated to providing digital choices to its readers and making comics and graphic novels available wherever they may want to read them. Thanks to the innovative reading experience provided by Google Play Books, comics fans on Android devices such as Nexus 7 and Nexus 10, one of the fastest growing customer groups, will be able to read and enjoy their digital comics all within the Google Play ecosystem, as soon as they are released in print.

To celebrate the launch of titles available on Google Play, Image Comics is offering the first issues of the popular The Walking Dead, Saga, Chew, Invincible, and Super Dinosaur series for free to Google Play customers.

The addition of Google Play expands the digital offerings of Image Comics, which also include Comixology, Apple iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and DRM-Free direct downloads available on the Image Comics website.

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Diamond Select On Sale This Week: Thor, Silver Surfer, Invincible, Zombies, Universal Monsters and More!

The holiday season is growing ever closer, and Diamond Select Toys just made shopping for presents a whole lot easier. Eight new products hit comic shops and specialty stores this week, and each item would make any fanboy or girl on your list scream with joy! Whether they love classic Marvel Comics, modern Image Comics, iconic movie monsters or horrific zombie villains, there’s something here for everyone!

Invincible Minimates Series 1 Box Set

From the mind of The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and Skybound Entertainment comes one of the greatest superhero sagas ever told! Telling the story of a half-alien hero living in the shadow of his famous father, Invincible recently passed its 100th issue, and DST is commemorating the occasion with a set of Minimates! Invincible, Atom Eve, Omni-Man and Allen the Alien are in this set, and each Minimate stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation. Designed and sculpted by Art Asylum! (Item #JUN131795, SRP: $19.99)

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Thief of Thieves Minimates Box Set

The newest comic book series from creator Robert Kirkman is now the newest Minimates set from DST! Main characters Redmond, Celia, Cohen and Augustus make up the first four-pack, and each Minimate mini-figure stands 2 inches tall and includes a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Soon to be a television pilot on AMC! Designed and sculpted by Art Asylum! (Item #JUL131824, SRP: $19.99)

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Marvel Select Silver Surfer Action Figure

The newest Marvel Select action figure from DST is the Surfer of the Spaceways himself, the Silver Surfer! Inspired by the classic appearance of the cosmic character, this 7-inch figure comes with his board, energy blasts and the Infinity Gauntlet, as well as a dynamic display base that allows him to ride on his board or pose with it! This highly requested character will be one of the fastest-selling Selects yet! Sculpted by Sam Greenwell! (Item #JUL131827, SRP: $24.99)

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Marvel Select Classic Thor Action Figure

From the halls of Asgard and the pages of some of the greatest comic books ever written steps the mighty Thor! The hammer-wielding Avenger has returned to the Marvel Select line in his classic incarnation, as a fully articulated 7-inch action figure with 16 points of articulation! This Thor figure includes his hammer Mjolnir as well as an asteroid display base, all in the stylish Select packaging. Sculpted by Gabriel Marquez! (Item #OCT131850, SRP: $24.99)

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Marvel Minimates Marvel Zombies Villains Box Set

The end of days must be upon us, because Marvel Zombies Minimates are back! Just in time for Halloween ComicFest, DST and Art Asylum have zombified four already-frightening villains of the Marvel Universe: the Red Skull, the Green Goblin, Magneto and Galactus! Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall with a variety of interchangeable and decomposing parts. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #AUG132035, SRP: $19.99)

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Universal Monsters Legacy Series 3 B&W Box Set

Between 1923 and 1958, Universal Studios released over 60 different monster movies, all in black-and-white, that gave the film world some of its most iconic characters. In honor of that legacy, this deluxe collectors’ box set presents three of the most famous Universal Monsters — the Invisible Man, the Phantom of the Opera, and the Metaluna Mutant from This Island Earth– in their original-black and-white appearances! These exclusive 7-inch scale figures will only be available as part of this set, and come in a display-quality window box. Designed and Sculpted by Gabriel Marquez and Jean St. Jean! (Item #JUN131799, SRP: $50.00)

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Universal Monsters Bride of Frankenstein B&W Bust Bank

The Bride of Frankenstein is back in black and white! DST has gone old-school and drained the color out of their 9-inch portrait of his Bride! With an all-new grayscale paint scheme based on the original black-and-white film, the Bride still features collectible-quality paint and sculpting, as well as a conveniently placed coin slot in back. Sculpted by Gabriel Marquez! (Item #MAY138199, SRP: $22.99)

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Universal Monsters Wolfman B&W Bust Bank

What’s black and white and furry all over? The Wolfman, of course! This highly detailed vinyl bank of one of the most famous movie monsters has just gotten a silver screen make-over, in lush grey tones to re-create the look of the Universal Studios film! With a coin slot in his back and an access door in the base, this 8-inch licensed portrait of Lon Chaney is now more screen-accurate than ever! Sculpted by Eli Livingston! (Item #MAY138200, SRP: $22.99)

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Invincible and Thief of Thieves Minimates Get Packaged!

They’re almost here! The first-ever Minimates based on the comics Invincible and Thief of Thieves will be in stores next week, and we’ve got packaged shots of both sets! Both comic titles were created by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman for his Skybound Entertainment imprint at Image Comics, and neither one has received poseable action figures before now!

The superhero epic Invincible will receive figures of Invincible, Atom Eve, Omni-Man and Allen the Alien, while crime saga Thief of Thieves will get figures of Redmond, Celia, Augustus and Agent Cohen. Both sets will only be available at comic shops and specialty stores, starting this Wednesday, so reserve your set at your local comic shop or your favorite online retailer!

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Image Comics in February 2014

THE FUSE #1

story ANTONY JOHNSTON
art / cover JUSTIN GREENWOOD
FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

“THE RUSSIA SHIFT,” Part One

Working homicide 22,000 miles up on an orbiting energy platform, in a five-mile-long jury-rigged steel city stuffed with a half million people, with no help from your so-called colleagues back on Earth, is more than tough…it’s murder!

Cynical, foul-mouthed veteran ANTONY JOHNSTON (UMBRAL, Wasteland, Daredevil) gets partnered with fresh-faced idealist JUSTIN GREENWOOD (Wasteland, Resurrection) for a new crime series with attitude! 22,000 miles up, there is no backup.

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UNDERTOW #1

story STEVE ORLANDO
art / cover ARTYOM TRAKHANOV
FEBRUARY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Atlantis is the world superpower, and Redum Anshargal is its worst enemy. If you want to break free of the system, he can offer you a place at his side, exploring the wild surface world in his watertight city barge The Deliverer. He and his hostage-protege Ukinnu Alal hunt the Amphibian, a legend that could be the key to an air-breathing life on land. But as they become the hunted, can Anshargal’s team survive long enough to turn the tables on the godlike beast they set out for?

A brand new pulp monster adventure with Ray Harryhausen at its heart and a look at Atlantis like never before from the up-and-coming team of writer STEVE ORLANDO (Mystery in Space) and artist ARTYOM TRAKHANOV.

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THE REVENGER #1

story JONATHAN ROSS
art / cover IAN CHURCHILL
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Griffin Franks was a joke in Hollywood. A washed up action-hero. Over the hill. Past it. A has-been. A barely-was. But now he IS The Revenger. He’s a star. His movie’s a hit. His latest wife is hot. He finally has everything he wants. Just in time for someone to take it all away. Forever. Starting with his face.

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APOCALYPSE AL #1 (of 4)

story J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
art SID KOTIAN & BILL FARMER
cover A SID KOTIAN & BILL FARMER
cover B RYAN SOOK
FEBRUARY 5 / 36 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Alison Carter is a private detective. Her beat: the end of the world, or more accurately, preventing same. With an attitude of “shoot first and the hell with the questions,” she leads a life that would drive other investigators mad, filled with monsters, demons, trolls, mad prophets, zombie detectives, techno-wizards, machinegun toting imps, and dead boyfriends. In the first action-packed installment of this new universe, Al is given her biggest assignment ever, one that will take her into the heart of Ultimate Darkness itself. The first of a four-issue miniseries, this issue contains 30 pages of story, unbroken by advertisements.

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THE MERCENARY SEA #1

story KEL SYMONS
art/cover MATHEW REYNOLDS
FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC /  T+ / $2.99

“NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT”

Action and adventure set in 1938—The South Seas. Japan has invaded China. War in Europe is imminent. Ex-bootlegger Jack Harper captains The Venture, a refitted German U-Boat, with a crew of expats, mercenaries and treasure hunters. They do whatever it takes to stay afloat, often running up against pirates, headhunters, spies, and soldiers. They’re always one step away from the greatest score of their lives…or their certain demise.

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ONE HIT WONDER #1 (of 5)

story FABRICE SAPOLSKY
art /cover ARIEL OLIVETTI
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

If there was a thin line between reality and fiction, Richie Reese tore it down. Better, he crushed it. Smashed it. Destroyed it. From child star to hitman in Hollywood, this is the story of a glorious bastard.

Written by FABRICE SAPOLSKY (Spider-Man Noir) and drawn by superstar artist ARIEL OLIVETTI (Cable, Punisher War Journal, Conan), this is the crime comedy series you don’t want to miss this year.

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EAST OF WEST, VOL. 2: WE ARE ALL ONE TP

story JONATHAN HICKMAN
art NICK DRAGOTTA
FEBRUARY 19 / 144 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99

Collects EAST OF WEST #6-10

The second volume of the most exciting new book in the industry is here! “We Are All One” follows our cast around the fractured future-scape of America as we learn more about a world that’s rapidly coming to a end.

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INVINCIBLE, VOL. 19 TP

story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover RYAN OTTLEY, CLIFF RATHBURN, & JOHN RAUCH
FEBRUARY 26 / 144 PAGES / FC / T+ / $16.99

Collects INVINCIBLE #103-108

Angstrom Levy returns to take revenge on Invincible and all those he holds dear.

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MICE TEMPLAR, VOLUME 4.1 TP

story BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING
art MICHAEL AVON OEMING & VICTOR SANTOS
cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING
FEBRUARY 12 / 304 PAGES / FC / $17.99

Collects MICE TEMPLAR: LEGEND #1-8

“LEGEND PART ONE”

The Legend of Karic grows…but its legacy is both greater and darker than the noble young mouse it is said to embody. As every victory is turned against him, Karic confronts his own past and demands answers. And the mad king Icarus launches his great war against creation.

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PETER PANZERFAUST, VOL. 3: CRY OF THE WOLF TP

story KURTIS J. WIEBE
art / cover TYLER JENKINS
FEBRUARY 26 / 136 PAGES / FC / T / $14.99

Collects PETER PANZERFAUST #11-15

Having faced the wrath of The Hook, Peter and the Lost Boys join forces with the Braves in guerilla warfare from their secret hideout in the Sticks. This time, Felix is the man with the memories, and as Mr. Parsons soon learns, he’s not eager to revisit that life.

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PROPHET, VOL. 3: EMPIRE TP

story BRANDON GRAHAM & SIMON ROY
art SIMON ROY, FAREL DALRYMPLE, GIANNIS MILONOGIANNIS, BRANDON GRAHAM, MATT SHEEAN, & MALACHI WARD
cover FAREL DALRYMPLE
FEBRUARY 12 / 128 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99

Collects PROPHET #32 & 34-38

The Earth Empire is now rebuilt and gaining a stronger grasp on Earthspace. Facing an even more menacing new threat, Old Man Prophet and his team look for the help of an old ally.

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REALITY CHECK TP

story GLEN BRUNSWICK
art / cover VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC
FEBRUARY 5 / 120 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99

Collects REALITY CHECK #1-4

Willard Penn, a struggling artist, scores an unlikely hit with his new comic. After an unexpected sell-out, the book’s hero shows up in the real world, appearing outside Willard’s window, and refuses to return to the comic until he finds true love. Exasperated, Willard is forced to help the lovesick hero meet the perfect woman. He needs to hurry, because a homicidal maniac has escaped from his comic and entered the real world as well.

Includes a behind-the-scenes sketchbook by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC with exciting extras!

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REVIVAL, VOL. 3: A FARAWAY PLACE TP

story TIM SEELEY
art MIKE NORTON & MARK ENGLERT w/ ART BALTAZAR
cover MIKE NORTON & JENNY FRISON
FEBRUARY 19 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99

Collects REVIVAL #12-17

For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now the living and the recently returned struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy amidst political and religious conflicts. Officer Dana Cypress is hot on the trail of a man she believes may have murdered her sister Em, but Em herself is on a quest through the snowy woods to find the strange glowing creature that haunts a child.

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SIDEKICK VOL. 1 TP

story J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
art / cover TOM MANDRAKE & HiFi
FEBRUARY 26 / 160 PAGES / FC / M / $12.99

Collects SIDEKICK #1-6

What happens when a hero’s sidekick is abandoned by tragedy, mocked by the media, scorned by enemies and heroes alike…and then his entire world is turned upside-down? Drawn by Julia Moonglow into investigating the death of the Red Cowl, Flyboy will discover things that will shatter his life completely as he uncovers a conspiracy of murder and terrible, life-changing secrets. Who was the Red Cowl, really, and what scared him so badly that he had to stage his own death in order to escape it? The debut volume of Sidekick contains the first six issues of this saga of grief, madness, and murder.

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SPAWN ORIGINS, VOL. 20 TP

story TODD McFARLANE & BRIAN HOLGUIN
art ANGEL MEDINA & DANNY MIKI
cover CLAYTON CRAIN
FEBRUARY 19 / 160 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99

Collects SPAWN #117-122

SPAWN ORIGINS, VOL. 20 features the stories and artwork that helped cement the Spawn legacy. Relive the excitement of this groundbreaking series in this accessibly priced format with exclusive bonus content, including cover galleries, black and white art, classic quotes from TODD McFARLANE, and an exclusive digitally painted cover by CLAYTON CRAIN.

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ZERO, VOL. 1  AN EMERGENCY

story ALES KOT
art MICHAEL WALSH, TRADD MOORE, MATEUS SANTOLOUCO, MORGAN JESKE, WILL TEMPEST, & JORDIE BELLAIRE
FEBRUARY 19 / 172 PAGES / FC / M / $9.99

Collects ZERO #1-5

Edward Zero was the best spy the Agency had—and then he realized he was working for the wrong side.

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ALEX + ADA #4

story JONATHAN LUNA & SARAH VAUGHN
art / cover  JONATHAN LUNA
FEBRUARY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

Alex makes a decision that will change Ada forever.

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APHRODITE IX #9

story MATT HAWKINS
art STJEPAN SEJIC
cover A STJEPAN SEJIC
cover B LINDA SEJIC
FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

“DANGERS OF THE DESOLATE ZONE”

The ninth issue of APHRODITE IX finally reveals what the numbering system really means. Plus, Aphrodite XV’s design and build reveals more about Aphrodite IX’s future—and her past—than she could ever anticipate.

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ARTIFACTS #35

story HANNIBAL TABU
art / cover NELSON BLAKE II
FEBRUARY 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

TOP COW’S THIRD 2012 TALENT HUNT-WINNING WRITER DEBUTS!

Mercenary Michael Finnegan just can’t catch a break. Whether he is running guns or stealing mystical Artifacts for hire, all of his clients seem to double-cross him in the end…especially when he is paid to face-off against Ember Stone bearer Glorianna Silver!

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BLACK SCIENCE #4

story RICK REMENDER
art / cover MATTEO SCALERA & DEAN WHITE
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Grant McKay and his team of Dimensionauts are given a short reprieve when the Pillar drops them not into a hellish warzone or an alien swampland but a…hotel? Just don’t trust the room service; there’s more to this place than meets the eye.

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THE BOUNCE #10

story JOE CASEY
art / cover DAVID MESSINA
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

THE TIME HAS COME, BOUNCE FANS!

Jasper Jenkins can’t hide anymore! The truth is out there—and the Darling might be the only one who knows what it all means! This is the issue you dare not miss!

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CLONE #15

story DAVID SCHULNER, AARON GINSBURG, & WADE MCINTYRE
art / cover JUAN JOSE RYP & ANDY TROY
FEBRUARY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

“You must hide the truth to save his life.”

As government forces lead an assault on the clones, Luke and his brothers are given an offer they can’t refuse. But what sacrifices must they make to ensure their freedom?

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DEAD BODY ROAD #3

story JUSTIN JORDAN
art / cover MATTEO SCALERA & MORENO DINISIO
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Orson Gage is no good man…but Mr. Cobb and his unique interrogation tactics are even worse. Why is he pursuing Gage? And just how do you remove blood from a motel carpet?

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DEADLY CLASS #2

story RICK REMENDER
art / cover WESLEY CRAIG & LEE LOUGHRIDGE
FEBRUARY 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

It’s Marcus’s first day at the Kings Dominion High School for the Deadly Arts. A locker full of death threats, a schedule full of brutality, and whispers in the hallway about his mysterious past…which is fast catching up to cut out his freshly broken heart.

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DRUMHELLAR #4

story RILEY ROSSMO & ALEX LINK
art / cover RILEY ROSSMO
FEBRUARY 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

When an immortal talk radio celebrity discovers a slight problem with living forever, he turns to Drum Hellar, the psychedelic detective, for help. But Drum’s got problems of his own. He’s in prison, in the doghouse with his girlfriend and in serious need of drugs! He’ll have to take desperate—and deadly—action!

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EGOS #2

story STUART MOORE
art / cover GUS STORMS
FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

The hero-epic of the far future continues as Deuce, the EGOs’ leader, flies off to battle with his army of [CENSORED]s. Meanwhile, his estranged wife Pixel must deal with an army of new team applicants. Featuring: Costumes! Battles! Masse, the Living Galaxy! Blood and gore! Uncomfortable emotions!

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ELEPHANTMEN  #56

story MARK SCHWEIKERT & RICHARD STARKINGS
art / cover SHAKY KANE
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“BLOOD AND SAND”

SHAKY KANE returns to ELEPHANTMEN to tell a chilling story of the L.A.P.D’s Lieutenant Trench.

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FATALE #22

story ED BRUBAKER
art / cover SEAN PHILLIPS
FEBRUARY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

The life story of the man-monster called The Bishop.

As always, every issue of FATALE includes extras and articles every month!

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FIVE GHOSTS #10

story FRANK J. BARBIERE
art / cover CHRIS MOONEYHAM
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

“LOST COASTLINES,” Part Four

The Island of Dreams.

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FIVE WEAPONS #7

story / art / cover JIMMIE ROBINSON
FEBRUARY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50

“BACK TO CLASS,” Part Two

The tables are turned on Enrique in a no-win contest at the school of Five Weapons. Tyler is now the smartest kid in school and he’s using Enrique as a pawn in his malicious plans, but Enrique learns an old secret that could tilt the rivalry in his favor.

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GHOSTED #7

story JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art DAVIDE GIANFELICE & MIROSLAV MRVA
cover MATTEO SCALERA
FEBRUARY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Organ thieves, slave traffickers: Jackson Winters will have to do business with all the wrong people to find his lost girl. Unfortunately, ghosts of the very recent past will be dogging his every step…

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GREAT PACIFIC #13

story JOE HARRIS
art / cover A MARTÍN MORAZZO
cover B MICHAEL WALSH & RUTH REDMOND
FEBRUARY 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

“THE UNIVERSAL MINISTRY OF INTERGALACTIA”

When a mysterious visitor washes up warning of UFOs and invaders from space, Chas Worthington finds his grip over New Texas threatened. But if the aliens are coming, Chas knows just the leader the earthlings need to represent them—himself!

“Abduction” variant cover by MICHAEL WALSH (ZERO, COMEBACK)!

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INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE #10

story PHIL HESTER
art / cover TODD NAUCK & GABE ELTAEB
FEBRUARY 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

Welcome to the wedding of Knockout and Kid Thor! Even with everyone in the Invincible Universe invited, there are bound to be some party crashers!

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KRAMPUS! #3

story BRIAN JOINES
art / cover DEAN KOTZ
FEBRUARY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

Hunting through the desert for an unmarked grave, the Krampus is stalked by a notorious historical figure, reborn into the world of Sugar Plum Fairies and flying reindeer.

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LAZARUS #8

story GREG RUCKA
art / cover MICHAEL LARK
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

“LIFT,” Part Four

Forever calls on the Daggers. The Barrets reach the final stage of their journey as all threads converge on Denver for the Lift.

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THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #20

story JONATHAN HICKMAN
art NICK PITARRA
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50

“FINITE OPPENHEIMERS: FOREVER”

High stakes as the imagined reality of the Mad Oppenheimers finally collides with the Manhattan Projects proper.

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MANIFEST DESTINY #4

story CHRIS DINGESS
art / cover MATTHEW ROBERTS & OWEN GIENI
FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

Surrounded by buffalotaur and fighting for survival, what Lewis and Clark need most is a monster killer. And her name is Sacagawea.

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MIND THE GAP #18

story JIM McCANN
art SAMI BASRI
cover A RODIN ESQUEJO
cover B JENNY FRISON
FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+
/ $2.99

“ACT II: EXPOSED”

Some things are better left hidden. It’s too bad for one group that’s no longer an option! And a collision course is set in motion that will shake everyone to their core…

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MINIMUM WAGE #2

story / art / cover BOB FINGERMAN
FEBRUARY 12 / 24 PAGES / BW / M / $3.50

What do smutty outgoing messages, missing monster kit parts, and condoms have to do with each other? They’re all pieces of Rob’s jigsaw puzzle life in the second monthly issue of BOB FINGERMAN’s so-real-it-hurts series. Plus, things heat up between Rob and his new gal pal, May. Tune in!

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MORNING GLORIES #38

story NICK SPENCER
art JOE EISMA
cover RODIN ESQUEJO
FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

“Everything we love.”

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PETER PANZERFAUST #17

story KURTIS J. WIEBE
art / cover TYLER JENKINS
FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50

“THE HUNT” Part Two

Lily continues the hunt, honoring her father’s memory…one kill at a time.

The fourth story arc of the hit critically acclaimed series continues.

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PRETTY DEADLY #5

story KELLY SUE DeCONNICK
art EMMA RÍOS & JORDIE BELLAIRE
cover EMMA RÍOS
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

It’s the ultimate father-daughter showdown as Ginny faces off against Death himself in the bloody conclusion to PRETTY DEADLY’s opening arc.

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PROTECTORS, INC.  #4

story J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
art GORDON PURCELL & MICHAEL ATIYEH
cover A GORDON PURCELL & MICHAEL ATIYEH
cover B GIUSEPPE CAFARO & MICHAEL ATIYEH
FEBRUARY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Detective Riley’s investigation into the murder of the Huntsman brings him into the very heart of Protectors, Inc., where he meets the woman of his dreams—assuming she’s not actually a killer—and the other members of the Chicago Protectors. One of them killed the Huntsman…and may be after Riley next.

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REVIVAL #18

story TIM SEELEY
art MIKE NORTON
cover JENNY FRISON
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

While Dana is obsessed with discovering the identity of the masked Reviver who attacked her, her family is falling apart. And just what has escaped Reviver Anders Hine been up?

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ROCKET GIRL #5

story BRANDON MONTCLARE
art / cover AMY REEDER
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50

“ONLY THE GOOD…”

The hard-hitting conclusion to the first story arc! Teen time-cop DaYoung Johansson uncovers a thing or two about both New York Cities, the connection between past and future, and the secrets that people don’t even know they keep. Growing up is hard to do—and sometimes it proves to be impossible.

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SATELLITE SAM #6

story MATT FRACTION
art / cover HOWARD CHAYKIN
FEBRUARY 5 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.50

VOLUME TWO of SATELLITE SAM starts HERE: The son of the slain star of SATELLITE SAM steps into his father’s shoes in more ways than one while falling into bed with any woman that’ll have him. One of the stars of the show with a dubious past finds herself in the media spotlight—and trouble with the law. All while a sex and blackmail scandal threatens to envelop the show and the nascent LeMonde Television Network—unless someone stands up and saves the day.

SEX! DEATH! LIVE TV! Brought to you by MATT FRACTION (SEX CRIMINALS, Hawkeye) and HOWARD CHAYKIN (BLACK KISS, CENTURY WEST).

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SAVAGE DRAGON #196

story / art / cover ERIK LARSEN
FEBRUARY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

SAVAGE DRAGON: THE NEXT GENERATION!

Strange things are going on in Chicago’s notorious Danger Zone. The poor and downtrodden are being mysteriously transformed into hideous freaks and Malcolm Dragon is being thrown into a situation beyond what he’s used to as he faces a horde of desperate killers with power to spare. Malcolm’s struggle to measure up to his famous father intensifies as he plunges into a new, dangerous adventure.

The bold new direction continues!

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SAVIORS #3

story JAMES ROBINSON
art / cover  J. BONE
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

Tomas Ramirez is now in the small Mexican coastal town of La Calma, where other new freedom fighters allies intend to test a device to end the threat of the aliens forever. But the aliens have a counterattack plan of their own, so this certainly will be the Day of the Dead.

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SEX #11

story JOE CASEY
art/cover PIOTR KOWALSKI
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

This issue, SEX goes even deeper than ever before! Simon Cooke faces his adulthood. Japanese businessmen get their freak on. Annabelle reprimands an employee. Then there’s the battle cry heard throughout the underworld: “Breaks! Damn straight!” This one’s a rub for the ages!

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SEX CRIMINALS #5

story MATT FRACTION
art / cover  CHIP ZDARSKY
FEBRUARY 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

The best part of a new relationship is the first three weeks, right? The rush of the new, the gravitational pull of the sudden other-ness in your life, the almost-illicit charge of nothing else mattering…and then it’s time to pay the bills. Well, the honeymoon is over for the SEX CRIMINALS. Can Jon and Suzie survive Jon and Suzie?

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SHELTERED #7

story ED BRISSON
art / cover JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS
FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

Curt shot first.

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SPAWN #240

story TODD McFARLANE
art SZYMON KUDRANSKI & TODD McFARLANE
cover SZYMON KUDRANSKI
FEBRUARY 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99 

Cogliostro continues mentoring Jim as he learns to harness the power of the costume and the deeper power within him…but something goes terribly wrong. Is this the end for Cog, or will Jim prevail in controlling the dark forces vying for his special gift?

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TEN GRAND #8

story J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
art / cover A CP SMITH
cover B WHILCE PORTACIO & MICHAEL ATIYEH
FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Joe Fitzgerald entered Hell to find out what happened to Laura, the greatest love he has ever known. At last, he has found her…only to be captured by the same man who killed both of them and seized Laura’s spirit from deep inside Heaven. It’s the beginning of the confrontation Joe has been fighting to make happen ever since the Angel put him on this mission, but nothing’s going his way. If Joe dies this time, it’s permanent, and he and Laura will be trapped in Hell forever.

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THREE #5

story KIERON GILLEN
art/cover RYAN KELLY & JORDIE BELLAIRE
historical consultant PROF. STEPHEN HODKINSON
FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

It comes down to this: three versus three hundred at the border of Sparta. The men who’d keep them slaves versus the three who would be free. The historical epic reaches its bloody denouement. The end of a story, the start of a legend.

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UMBRAL #4

story ANTONY JOHNSTON
art / cover CHRISTOPHER MITTEN
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

“AND BLACK WATERS REMAIN”

Rascal is trapped in the Umbral, Dalone is down and out, and a certain pirate ghost has vengeance on his mind!

THE PARANOID DARK FANTASY CONTINUES!

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VELVET #5

story ED BRUBAKER
art / cover STEVE EPTING
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

The first arc draws to a shattering conclusion.

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A VOICE IN THE DARK #4

story / art / cover LARIME TAYLOR
FEBRUARY 19 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.99

“KILLING GAME,” Part Two

When serial killers rub elbows with sorority girls at frat parties, will Zoey come to the conclusion that some people need to be killed?

Written and drawn—by mouth—by disabled creator Larime Taylor.

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THE WALKING DEAD #121

story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art CHARLIE ADLARD, STEFANO GAUDIANO, & CLIFF RATHBURN
cover CHARLIE ADLARD & DAVE STEWART
FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $2.99

“ALL OUT WAR,” Part Seven

In the aftermath of the unthinkable.

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THE WALKING DEAD #122

story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art CHARLIE ADLARD, STEFANO GAUDIANO, & CLIFF RATHBURN
cover CHARLIE ADLARD & DAVE STEWART
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $2.99

“ALL OUT WAR,” Part Eight

Negan has a plan.

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WITCHBLADE #174

story RON MARZ
art LAURA BRAGA
cover A JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
cover B LAURA BRAGA
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

Is the Witchblade out to reclaim Sara as its rightful host…or is it out for revenge?

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